Category Archives: Activism

Why Exxon Mobile is like a dishonest child.

There is an ancient Cree Indian proverb that I just made up that roughly translates to, “if you say it enough times, it will be true.”  As everyone knows, this worked out really well for the Cree Indians, who must … Continue reading

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Why Does the BBC Thinks We Throw Poop?

One of the charming things about the BBC is that one is inclined to to read all their news in a British voice. Another is that the racist/anti-semitic/homophobic third comment in the comments section that is required by the gods … Continue reading

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Tina Fey’s boring anti-feminism

I think I’m going to break up with 30 Rock. It may be putting the “fey” in “Tina Fey” to me-a (however feminist) male-to devote a blog entry to lecturing the writer/actor/comic about feminism, but the show’s increasingly inelegant reliance … Continue reading

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Rolling through the Bronx on Election day (Vote Schneiderman for New York AG!).

When I thought I’d spend a small portion of my evening helping out Eric Schneiderman’s campaign for NY Attorney General, I did not expect loading up into the soon-to-be christened “boom boom van” at 9 o’clock at night in order … Continue reading

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4 steps to becoming a leader

Last Thursday I wrote about how youth activists fail at being inclusive in terms of who is an “activist” or a “leader”, and sought to redefine a leader/activist as anyone who sees a problem and feels compelled to do something … Continue reading

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Why we should embrace our privilege

Core to being on the political and social left is admitting that our society is unequal, that the game is unfair and that your starting place on the board is predicated on the chance of birth.  Indeed, socio-economic class is … Continue reading

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The State of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York, Explained.

Hydraulic Fracturing, or hydro-fracking, is a well-drilling process that the industry hopes to use to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale, a huge geological formation in New York’s southern tier. The process involves drilling down thousands of feet into … Continue reading

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